Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Another Late One

Yuck–I should have saved today to be my no-workout-day! I didn’t even get out of school last night until midnight, which means I didn’t get home last night til around 12:15. Shower, relax, bed….I probably didn’t fall asleep until 1:15 and, of course, the alarm went off at 7:15! So, see–it’s not all glamorous!!!!!! It’s puffy eyes and coffee!

Last night in school we made apple pie, which is one of the items on my practical tonight! We used the same apple filling, which we made homemade, to fill three different types of pies. One lattice, one streusel topped and one double crust. All our pies turned out pretty good and besides snacking on my larabar last night, I def. had my fingers in that apple filling (get this: the pies we made last night were completely, 100% VEGAN—of course they are not good for you in the least bit because the crust contains like a pound of shortening, but still).


Lattice apple pie


Double crust and streusel topped apple piesΒ 

After the alarm went off and Ryan called from Augusta (you can’t half your phone at the Masters or you get fined!) I ate half a banana with almond butter and dragged myself to the gym where I actually had a pretty good workout. I started by running for 5 minutes on the treadmill to just warm up, then I did walking lunges/lifting an overhead weight for 4 sets of 15 reps.Β  Followed by back/jumping jacks, dead lifts holding 10 pound weight, the “fly” machine for my arms, chest press, shoulders and abs. Probably some other stuff in their too but I can’t remember! When I got home I made a waffle sandwich for breakfast using 2 HempPlus waffles (Yum!) with some almond butter, raspberry preserves and the other half of my banana. Love this.


I tried to pack a “fun lunch” today, as it is Friday, full of fun little things. Okay, I might be the only one that thinks grape tomatoes, kiwi and cucumber are “fun”, but bear with me.

Here’s whats in the lunchbox today:

a tofurky/cucumber/spinach sandwich with honey mustard on Ezekiel bread


a small container of “fun” grape tomatoes


an orange


And, for a snack later, another “fun” container of sliced kiwi and a half a serving of my cherry-vanilla granola.



and….HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • VeggieGirl
    April 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I don’t know how you make it through such a late-night class – kudos for persevering!!

    Oh my goodness, those lattice, streusel-topped , and double-crust pies look AMAZING!! and they’re all vegan?!?!?! now THAT’S heavenly :0)

    Remember to catch up on extra sleep this weekend, girl – you deserve it!! Happy Friday :0)

  • courtney
    April 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    have a fabulous friday and a great weekend!

    i was just wondering if anyone has tried the soy boy verde tofu ravioli? i saw it in my grocery store and it looks good, but i’m not so sure it will taste good.. does anyone have any opinions? thanks!

  • hk
    April 11, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    What beautiful pies, and vegan! I’m so impressed with the lattice topping, so pretty and golden πŸ™‚ Have a great friday!!

  • arimcg
    April 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I am all about the streusel topping, although they all look beautiful!

  • Romina
    April 11, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Happy Friday!! Those pies look fab.

  • NJ
    April 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Lucky Ryan! Most of our staff is at Augusta and it’s an experience to behold. How’d he get so lucky to go?

    I aspire to one day make a pie that beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • bikergurl
    April 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I think those are some of the most beautiful apple pied I’ve ever seen! Sorry about all the late nights, I know the feeling though – I’ve had my share of late nights too lately. Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend!

  • Cara
    April 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Your dedication impresses me! Good job getting it all done despite the lack of sleep!

  • Kelly
    April 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Courtney, I have no experience with that brand. However, my bf has gotten the Whole Foods brand whole wheat tofu ravioli and really liked them, which is saying a lot because he’s normally not a tofu kind of guy.

  • Betsy
    April 11, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    that crust looks to die for!! i love pie in every manner, it’s probably my favorite dessert, and yours are definitely look like winnters. I’m sure they taste like winners too-if only we coudl taste them!

  • happyherbivore
    April 11, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    your pies came out perfectly~!

    I’ve mastered the vegan apple pie… now I just need to learn how to make it without shortening!

  • Kristen
    April 11, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Hang in there, Jenna! It’s almost the weekend. πŸ™‚ Your pies look amazing, as does that waffle sandwich you made yourself for breakfast. I’ll be making that soon…

  • Susan
    April 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Jenna, what made you decide to switch to the pastry program? You seem to love cooking just as much.

    How are you never tempted to try your own creations?!

  • Susan
    April 11, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    By the way your pastries already look like the ones we would buy at a bakery shop…….now I see why le courdon bleu is supposed to be the best!

  • Kristie
    April 11, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    That pie looks SO good…

    And I love your little snacky lunch. Having little bites of all kinds of foods IS a lot of fun!

  • Alli
    April 11, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Okay this question might be dumb (apologies ahead of time :)) but why is honey not considered vegan? Is it because it is made by bees? I would assume that’s the answer, but if someone could explain further that would be great!

  • babycakes
    April 11, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Alli, yes that is the very reason! (The process by which honey is obtained from bees is also not very humane, but the primary reason is because honey is an animal – bee – byproduct)

    Jenna, as always the fruits of your baking labor are gorgeous! And you are definitely not the only one who thinks fruits and veggies are fun foods – in my opinion, they’re the most fun!

    I totally hear you on the lack of sleep – I’ve been staying up until 1 or 2 am every night this week, studying for exams – school is killing me! It will be worth it in the end, but right now it’s a bit torturous to say the least. Hang in there and have a great night! πŸ™‚

  • brit
    April 12, 2008 at 2:20 am

    absolutely love your blog! i’m not a vegetarian….but i so appreciate all the new ways i am learning to get my veggies in! do you aim for a set serving of fruits and veggies (or any other food group for that matter) a day? thanks for all you do!

  • Jill
    April 12, 2008 at 5:55 am

    I love making lattice pies! For some reason I find it to be a lot of fun!

  • Mel
    April 13, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Oh Jenna, believe me, you’re not the only one who gets her kicks from some kiwis and tomatoes. I mean, they’re tomatoes, but they’re bite sized! I love it.
    PS those pies look ah-mazing!!!